Hi all! I have a four-year-old who has never been to school or daycare. I love the idea of unschooling/life learning. But the reality is I find it lonely. I have no family support so I don't have any "me" time (and I have an almost one year old). I haven't been alone in almost two years - literally. And now everyday my daughter is asking if we can go someplace where there are a lot of kids. She just wants a kid village and I completely understand. I want a village too. But I can't find one. I have tried and tried but nothing has clicked. And I think both my daughter and I are lonely. We have some friends but the mamas work and the kids are in daycare/preschool all day.
So I just learned about a Jewish Montessori in the city. I know some parents who love it. It looks like it is cool, child centered, blah, blah, blah. And she would become fluent in Hebrew there. But I find it hard to hand over my baby to school. And summer is coming, which in Phoenix is like everyone else's winter - you just have to stay inside when it is over 100 degrees. So even more loneliness. Advice? BTDT? Anyone live in Phoenix and want to be part of our village :) ?